Louise Siversen

Louise Siversen

Louise Siversen is a highly respected and accomplished actor. She has worked extensively in Film, Theatre and Television for over 40 years.

Louise has appeared in many of Australia’s most respected TV shows with leading regular roles in Prisoner, The Flying Doctors, Bootleg, Chances, Eugenie Sandler P.I., High Flyers, Shortcuts, Neighbours, Stingers, The Secret Life of Us, Halifax F.P., Janus (for which Louise received a Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role), BackBerner as Co-Host and Anchorwoman (which received numerous Logie Nominations for Best Comedy), the hugely entertaining Miss Looby from Nine Network’s five seasons of House Husbands among many others. Most recently, she appeared as Leonie Patrick on The Gloaming for Stan and will be seen in the series 2 of Five Bedrooms, the latest season of Rosehaven, web series Celebration Nation and series Love Me.

Louise has also appeared in a multitude of other popular TV hits such as The Sullivans, Blue Heelers, MDA, Wicked Science, The Games, State Coroner, Driven Crazy, Good Guys Bad Guys, Rush, Mercury, The Doctor Blake Murder Mysteries, Utopia, Rake, Hamish and Andy’s True Story, Ronny Chieng: International Student, just to name a few.

Louise’s extensive theatre credits include Noises Off, a QT/MTC co-production directed by Sam Strong, I Can’t Even a one-woman show at Malthouse Theatre directed by Matthew Lutton, The Glory by Ross Mueller directed by Aidan Fennessey for Hothouse Theatre, Mum’s The Word 2: Teenagers both tours in 2007 and 2009 for Dainty Productions, The Girl Who Saw Everything directed by Janis Balodis MTC, Art and Soul directed by Peter Houghton and Kate Cherry for MTC (which earned the cast a prestigious Green Room Award for Best Ensemble), The Memory Of Water directed by Julian Merrick for MTC, All About My Mother directed by Simon Phillips for MTC, The Joy of Text directed by Aidan Fennessey for MTC, True Minds by Joanna Murray Smith directed by Peter Houghton also for MTC. Louise wrote and starred in her own one-woman show for Malthouse Coming To My Senses directed by Kirsten von Bibra, The Importance of Being Earnest, Morning Sacrifice at La Mama Theatre, The Misery of Beauty for Theatre Works, Barmaids for Zootango Theatre Hobart amongst many others. In 2021 Louise will premiere in Underneath Ms Archer at FortyFive Downstairs, a show Louise co-wrote and will perform with her colleague Peter Houghton. Next year Louise will perform in MTC’s new work Heartbreak Choir and her own one woman show Birthday Cake co-created with Playwright Ross Mueller which won the BBC’s Georgi Markov Award at the International Radio Competition.

Louise played Mrs Cherry in the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s That Eye, The Sky directed by John Ruane, other films were Evil Angels and Eye of the Storm both directed by Fred Schepisi, Crackers, Josh Jarman, The Book of Revelation, Four of a Kind, and Sucker directed by Ben Chessell. Short films include The Kingdom of Doug (for which Louise was nominated for the Best Actor Award St. Kilda Short Film Festival), the award-winning Blow, Shiny Thing, and What’s The Matter which was accepted into the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. The Surrogate, a new horror film by David Willings will be released in 2021.

Louise also works as a Voiceover Artist for campaigns, radio plays, poetry readings, audiobooks, corporate narrations and more. Most recently, she featured in The Orchard with Eric Bana, Audible’s 13-part mystery drama series and recorded The Memory Code by Dr Lynne Kelly for Wavesound having recorded Memory Craft for Dr Kelly in 2017. Louise’s campaigns include the national voice of David Jones for four years and Priscilla the Musical. She is the voice of Corinna Chapman for Kerry Greenwood having voiced over 8 books in the series.

Louise will publish a new book written in collaboration with Georgina Capper in 2021, Do your World Differently 365 Ways to Shake up your Life. She co-creates and produces work for TV and Theatre, she is currently in development with several projects with other well-known artists.

Louise lectures and teaches at the VCA Drama School, the National Theatre Drama School and Deakin University in Theatre, Film and Voice Over skills as well as lecturing at the VCA Film School on various Acting Styles and the Actor/Director relationship, as well as personal voice & accent training

Louise Siversen has been included in the annually published Who’s Who of Australian Women since 2006.

Louise Siversen

Television

FIVE BEDROOMS (Series 2)
Role: Karen. Dir: Various, Hoodlum Entertainment 2021
ROSEHAVEN (Series 4)
Role: Kerry. Dir: Shaun Wilson, Guesswork Television 2020
THE GLOAMING
Role: Minister Leonie Patrick. Dir: Sian Davies, 2 Jons 2020
TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY (Series 1)
Role: Shop Lady. Dir: Wayne Hope, Radio Karate 2017
RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Role: Joy-Anne. Dir: Jonathan Brough, ABC TV 2017
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 5)
Role: Miss Looby. Dir: Various, Playmaker Media 2017
RAKE (Series 4)
Role: Shirl. Dir: Peter Duncan, Easy Tiger Productions 2016
UTOPIA (Series 2)
Role: Linda Hillier. Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog 2015
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 4)
Role: Miss Looby. Dir: Various, Playmaker Media 2015
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 3)
Role: Miss Looby. Dir: Various, Playmaker Media 2014
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 2)
Role: Miss Looby. Dir: Various, Playmaker Media 2013
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES (Series 1)
Role: Rosemary Morrisey. Dir: Andrew Prowse, December Media 2013
UTOPIA GIRLS (TV Movie Documentary)
Herself. Dir: Jasmin Tarasin, Renegade Films 2012
HOUSE HUSBANDS (Series 1)
Role: Miss Looby. Dir: Various, Playmaker Media 2012
RUSH (Series 1)
Role: Raelene. Dir: Geoff Bennett, Southern Star 2008
VALENTINE’S DAY (Telemovie)
Role: Dawn. Dir: Peter Duncan, ABC TV 2008
ALL SAINTS (Series 11)
Role: Tamara Pederson. Dir: Jessica Hobbs, 7 Network 2008
CITY HOMICIDE (Series 1)
Role: Janice Quinn. Dir: Tony Krawitz, Southern Star Entertainment 2007
WICKED SCIENCE (Series 2)
Role: Elsa Bailey. Dir: Jeffrey Walker, ACTF 2006
MDA (Series 3)
Role: Meg Morrison. Dir: Various, Screentime Pty Ltd 2005
THE SECRET LIFE OF US (Series 4)
Role: Marg. Dir: Stuart McDonald, Channel 4 Television Corporation 2005
BOOTLEG
Role: Mrs. Spring. Dir: Ian Gilmour, BBC 2002
SHORT CUTS
Role: Mrs Bartlett. Dir: Various, Burberry Productions 2002
BACKBERNER
Role: Co-Host / Anchorwoman. Dir: Various, ABC TV 1999 – 2002
STINGERS (Series 5)
Role: Olwyn O’Neil. Dir: Julian McSwiney, Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier 2002
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Angela Patrick. Grundy Television Australia 2001
EUGENIE SANDLER P.I.
Role: Winsome Bedford. Dir: Various, Burberry Productions 2000
HALIFAX F.P.
Role: Linda Quinn. Dir: Paul Moloney, Simpson Le Mesurier Films 2000
BLUE HEELERS (Series 6)
Role: Louise Fordham. Dir: Peter Sharp, Southern Star 1999
STINGERS (Series 2)
Role: Senior Detective Rawlins. Dir: Paul Faint, Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier Films 1999
HIGH FLYERS
Role: Nola Johnson. Dir: Various, Southern Star Entertainment 1999
CRASH ZONE
Role: Zoe Hansen. Dir: Various, ACTF 1999
STATE CORONER
Role: Cheryl Norton. Dir: Ali Ali, Crawfords Australia 1998
DRIVEN CRAZY
Role: Daisy. Barron Television 1998
THE GAMES
Role: Jasmine Holt. Dir: Bruce Permezel, ABC TV 1998
GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS
Role: Shannon Blightie. Dir: Steve Jodrell, Beyond International 1998
THE ADVENTURES OF LANO AND WOODLEY
Role: Doctor. Dir: Mandy Smith, ABC TV 1997
HALIFAX F.P.
Role: Linda Quinn. Dir: Paul Moloney, Simpson Le Mesurier Films 1997
BLUE HEELERS (Series 3)
Role: Nola Tully. Dir: Steve Mann, Southern Star 1996
LAW OF THE LAND
Role: Lynne Raynor. Nine Network Australia 1996
HALIFAX F.P.
Role: Beth Hartley. Dir: Michael Offer, Simpson Le Mesurier Films 1995
JANUS (Series 2)
Role: Glenda de Bono. Dir: Various, ABC TV 1995
JANUS (Series 1)
Role: Judge Glenda de Bono. Dir: Various, ABC TV 1994
THE DAMNATION OF HARVEY MCHUGH
Role: Annette. Dir: Various, ABC TV 1994
KELLY
Role: Glennis. Film Victoria 1992
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 6)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Dir: Various, Crawford Productions 1990
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 5)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Dir: Various, Crawford Productions 1989
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 3)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Dir: Various, Crawford Productions 1988
HOUSE RULES
Role: Elsa Nixon. ABC TV 1988
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Carol Barker. Grundy Television Australia 1988
THE BARTONS
Role: Angela. ABC TV 1988
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 2)
Role: Debbie O’Brien. Dir: Mark Callen, Crawford Productions 1987
THE FLYING DOCTORS (Series 1)
Role: Debbie Andrews. Dir: Colin Budds, Crawford Productions 1986
PRISONER (Series 8)
Role: Lou Kelly. Dir: Various, Grundy Television Productions 1986
PRISONER (Series 7)
Role: Lou Kelly. Dir: Various, Grundy Television Productions 1985
PRISONER (Series 6)
Role: Lou Kelly. Dir: Various, Grundy Television Productions 1984
CARON’S LAW
Role: Prostitute / Nurse One. Dir: Paul Moloney / Mandy Smith, Crawford Productions 1984
SPECIAL SQUAD
Role: Laura. Crawford Productions 1984

Film

THE SURROGATE
Role: Anna Paxton. Dir: David Willing 2021
MANNEQUIN (Short)
Role: Nosey Relative. Dir: Tom Barton 2017
SUCKER
Role: Val – Dodgy Bar Woman. Dir: Ben Chessell, Robyn Kershaw Productions 2015
THE KINGDOM OF DOUG (Short)
Role: Maryanne. Dir: Victoria Thaine 2013
THE EYE OF THE STORM
Role: Carol. Dir: Fred Schepisi, Paper Bark Films Pty Ltd 2011
SHINY THING (Short)
Role: Carolyn Kibre. Dir: Lisa Gloufchis 2009
FOUR OF A KIND
Role: Anne. Dir: Fiona Cochrane, F-Reel 2008
WHAT’S THE MATTER (Short)
Role: General Practitioner. Dir: Lee Rogers, Prodigy Films 2006
JOSH JARMAN
Role: Therapist. Dir: Pip Mushin, Josh Jarmin Productions Ltd 2004
BLOW (Short)
Role: Zoe. Dir: Marie Craven, Lizette Atkins Productions 2002
LOST (Short)
Role: Psychologist. Dir: Joey Kennedy 2000
CRACKERS
Role: Teacher. Dir: David Swann, AFFC 1998
THAT EYE, THE SKY
Role: Mrs Cherry. Dir: John Ruane, Beyond Films Limited 1994
A KINK IN THE PICASSO
Role: Reporter. Dir: Marc Gracie, Rosa Colosimo Films 1990
EVIL ANGELS / A CRY IN THE DARK
Role: Jenny Miller. Dir: Fred Schepisi, Cannon Entertainment 1988
A SLICE OF LIFE
Role: Nurse. Dir: John D. Lamond, Cinema Enterprises 1983

Theatre

UNDERNEATH MRS ARCHER
Performer & Co-Writer (with Peter Houghton). FortyFive Downstairs 2021
BIRTHDAY CAKE
Performer & Co-Creator (with Ross Mueller). Geelong Arts Centre 2020
NOISES OFF
Roles: Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clackett. Dir: Sam Strong, QT / MTC Co-Production 2017
I CAN’T EVEN…
Role: Lead. Dir: Matthew Lutton. Malthouse Theatre 2016
THE LAST TEN MINUTES OF HISTORY
Dir: Katy Maudlin, Courthouse Theatre 2016
TRUE MINDS
Role: Vivienne Reynolds. Dir: Peter Houghton, MTC 2013
THE JOY OF TEXT
Role: Diane. Dir: Aidan Fennessy, MTC 2011
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
Role: Sister Rosa’s Mother / Matron. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC 2010
MASTER OF THE REVELS
Role: Judy Forrister. Dir: Aidan Fennessy, MTC 2009
MUM’S THE WORD 2: TEENAGERS
Role: Deborah. Comedy Theatre (Melbourne), Theatre Royal (Sydney) & Burswood Theatre (Perth) 2008
THE GLORY
Role: Elizabeth. Dir: Aidan Fennessy, Hothouse Theatre 2007 – 2008
DIMBOOLA
Role: Florence McAdam. Dir: Michael Kantor, Malthouse Theatre 2007
THE MEMORY OF WATER
Role: Theresa. Dir: Julian Meyrick, MTC 2004
ART AND SOUL
Role: Various. Dir: Kate Cherry & Peter Houghton, MTC 2000
WONDERFUL WARD
Role: Bernadette / PA. Dir: S. Brooks, Melbourne Comedy Festival 1999
DARK: THE DIANE ARBUS STORY
Role: Various. Dir: Gerald Lepkowski & Peter Houghton, Melbourne Festival 1998
COMING TO MY SENSES
One Woman Self-Devised Show. Dir: Kirsten von Bibra, Playbox 1993
BARMAIDS
Role: Nancy. Dir: Kim Durban, Zootango Theatre Company 1993
THE GIRL WHO SAW EVERYTHING
Role: Carol Edge. Dir: Janis Balodis, MTC 1991
THE MISERY OF BEAUTY
Role: Various. Dir: Wendy Joseph, Theatreworks 1989
MORNING SACRIFICE
Dir: Wendy Joseph, La Mama 1989

Radio & Voice

THE ORCHARD
Princess Pictures Digital Pty Ltd
MEMORY CRAFT
Lynne Kelly / Allen & Unwin
THE MEMORY CODE
Lynne Kelly / Allen & Unwin
INSIDE THEIR MINDS
Rochelle Jackson / Bolinda Publishing
DEVIL’S FOOD
Kerry Greenwood / Bolinda Publishing
HEAVENLY PLEASURES
Kerry Greenwood / Bolinda Publishing
TRICK OR TREAT
Kerry Greenwood / Bolinda Publishing
WE’VE GOT A PROBLEM
Pilot Comedy Radio Play
BANGCOTTCHA JUNCTION
BBC Radio Play
GATES OF EGYPT, THE WORLD’S WIFE & MR LOVELESS
ABC Radio National Radio Plays
OXYGEN: NEW WELSH POETRY
ABC Radio National Poetry Reading

Directing

BEAT…BEAT…BEAT
Melbourne Fringe Festival (devised and written in conjunction with Alyce Platt) 2002

Teaching / Lecturing

Performance Workshops Sydney 2015
Performance Workshops for Professionals Melbourne 2014
Private Coaching Melbourne since 2000
VCA Drama School – Methodology, Voice Over Skills
VCA Film & Television School – Actor/Director Relationships, Acting Methodology
National Theatre – Master Classes in Script Analysis and Scene Study
Deakin University Media Department – Development and Production of Voice Over Projects, eg. Play and Book Readings, Animated Series

Recent Study

2014 Michael Shekhov International Workshop U.S.A – MICHA
2014 Alba Emoting 2 week workshop NYC
2014 Bouffon NY Theatre of Movement NYC
2014 American Academy of Dramatic Arts 2 weeks NYC
2014 Jessica Wolf Private Coaching Alexander NYC
2014 Alba Emoting 2 weeks Asheville N.C U.S.A
2014 Movement Continuum NYC and Asheville U.S.A
2014 Middendorf  Melbourne
2013 Alba Emoting Asheville North Carolina U.S.A
2013 Michael Chekhov International Workshop U.S.A
2013 Elli Heywood private coaching Fitzmaurace Voice U.S.A
2013 Joan Melton private coaching Voice U.S.A
Private workshops with Geraldine Cook – VCA Drama School (2005-2006)
Atlantic Theatre Company New York (3 months) (2002)
Master-class with Phillipe Gaulier – Playbox, Melbourne (1998)
Scene Study with Carol Rosenberg – HB Studios, New York (6 months) (1996)
Workshop with Carol Fox Presscott – New York (6 months) (1996)
Workshop with Ruth Franklin Voice Over – New York (3 months) 1996

Nominations / Awards

2014 Nomination – St Kilda Film Festival – Best Actor: The Kingdom of Doug
2001 Nomination – Green Room Award for Ensemble Cast in “Art and Soul”, Melbourne Theatre Co.
1995 Nomination – Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role for “Janus”

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